ED, diabetes and heart disease are linked according to the article is written by Dr. Jerry Kennard from The HealthCentral Network.

Erectile Dysfunction in men with diabetes may signal an increased risk of serious heart disease and heart problems according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Peter Chun-Yip Tong, of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, studied the problem in more than 2,000 diabetic men in their mid-50s, with no previous history of heart disease for up to seven years. Tong discovered that those with ED were almost twice as likely to suffer a heart attack, die from heart disease, develop chest pain associated with clogged arteries, or need surgical interventions along the lines of a bypass. Men with type 2 diabetes who also had a history of heart disease have an even higher risk of serious heart problems.

Dr. Robert Kloner, a professor of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California said, “what is new here is that erectile dysfunction remained a significant risk factor for developing heart disease after controlling for other cardiovascular factors.” Kloner also said, “men should know that impotence is a true harbinger of atherosclerotic coronary heart disease.”

The reason why erectile dysfunction is a good predictor of heart disease or stroke is that these conditions share a problem of arteries failing to expand fully. Because arteries in the penis are smaller than those in the heart, ED may act as an early warning sign of impending heart problems. Impotence in those with diabetes is equally problematic.

In a very similar experiment in Hong Kong, Dr. Carmine Gazzaruso investigated 291 Italian men in their mid-50s. Dr. Gazzaruso also independently established that those with impotence were more than twice as likely to suffer from heart attacks, heart disease or strokes.

Men have a poor track record when it comes to seeking help and support for medical conditions. Suffering from erectile dysfunction in silence because of embarrassment or other misguided motives may simply be avoiding clear signs of impending heart problems or heart disease.

If you are experiencing ED, you are not alone and there are several proven natural remedies that have already helped thousands of men cure impotence all over the world.

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